Proxy Modules for documentary work
I've been pimping for a Pro Res module for couple years now. I shut up when the AJA recorder came out, but with this H.264 in production, I'll pipe up again. Point is, it would be useful on a number of levels to have this option. First of all, episodic TV and magazine shows. They want files at the end of the shoot day, period. Alexa does that really well. And H.264 is not good enough for this purpose.
For my purposes, I shoot docs. I shoot hours and hours of interviews for most shows. I shoot most interviews now on an EX-1, because the files are that much quicker to deal with and smaller. If it's a beautiful, complex, background, I'll shoot one on the Red. I light interviews really well, and usually nail the color balance with a good monitor, so I don't need RAW, or 4K for broadcast release. I would love to have a module (DNX HD would be fine in light of the Apple fiasco in progress) to have this option for fast workflow and storage efficiency. I do all B-roll on the Red, and would prefer to shoot everything with my imminent Epic.
PS The other reason I still use it is the EX-1 has a better audio section. I'm hoping Pro I/O will change that. (still looking for pots and meters). Clearly Red is set to dominate the feature market, but there's a lot of work being done for TV that is less sexy, but maybe worth paying attention to.